Welcome to the Sunrise Spirit –
the Weekly Newsletter of The Rotary Club of Arcata Sunrise
We hope that you will attend one of our lively Friday meetings,
whether or not you are interested in joining Rotary.
We meet (almost) every Friday at 7 am in the Plaza View Room
of Arcata’s historic Jacoby Storehouse,
We have returned to hybrid meetings.
Please join us, either on-site or online!
For more information and for the meeting links, please visit the RCAS Website.
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create
lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
The RCAS Calendar
RISE: “Rotary Involvement Strengthens Everyone“
- April 1 & 2 – District 5130 Training Assembly in Ukiah
- April 8 – 10 – Redwood Poetry Festival (volunteers needed)
- May 2 – Fireside Meetings (no Friday meeting)
- May 7 – RCAS Charter Celebration at Redwood Park – Thirty years of Service Above Self!
- May 13 – The Stupendous Sunrise Scramble Golf Tournament
- May 20 & 21 – District 5130 Conference at the River Lodge in Fortuna
- June 4-8 – The 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas.
For Openers …
Although it was April Fools’ Day, we weren’t kidding when we welcomed Robyn Jensen as our Club’s newest member. Former RCAS President AJ Gonzales inducted Robyn, and we also applauded Sophie Saucedo, her sponsor, and Craig Newman, who will serve as Robyn’s mentor. We discussed events on our horizon, including the Sunrise Scramble Golf Tournament and the District Conference. And this summer, we will welcome our Inbound Exchange Student – Lazo, from Uganda. Terri Clark let us know that the Arcata Library is displaying locally-made quilts that reflect the crafters’ experience with the COVID pandemic. Former Sunriser – now Mad River Rotarian – Kevin Jenkins provided a quick update on his Club’s coming events, including their annual Fall Fundraiser.
Learning About Bayside Park Farm
Our Featured Speaker was Jessica Speyer, who works at the City of Arcata’s Bayside Park Farm. Jessica has been farming for over nine years, and she studied farming at Humboldt. She lives in Blue Lake, where she is an artist, in addition to being a farmer.
Bayside Park Farm has modeled Community Supported Agriculture since 1993, and it is currently offering Summer Farm Shares for $520. This will provide the investor with fresh produce from June through October.
President Ian’s Closing Haiku
Please remember it
The Rotary Four-Way Test
This April Fools’ Day